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Looking Back on 2011: It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Not-So-Best of Times*

*Or, a Tale of Two Rickis

*Or, How About a Dickens Reference Other Than A Christmas Carol for a Change?

[“Happy New Year, Mum! A saner approach to 2012 sounds good to me, too. Oh, and kudos on that atypical Dickens reference!”]

Happy 2012, everyone! Hope you […]

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Anti-Candida Update: Recalling My First Detox Diet–and Why I’m Ready for Another

Some Personal Sharing: My Detox Experience on the ACD

Recently, a few readers have asked me to detail a bit more about my own experience on the ACD. While I’ve written quite extensively about the diet itself, how difficult it was to follow in the beginning, and where to find information, I haven’t written very […]

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Living with Candida, Twenty Two Months Later: The Ugly, the Bad–and the Good

Grrrr! This beast will gorge itself on just about anything! [Source]

The Ugly: The Monster Returns

Here it is, 2011, and it’s already time for a confession (don’t worry, it doesn’t involve criminal activity). Once again, it appears the dreaded beast has reared its ugly little […]

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My Way of Eating*

*[Not to be confused with Morris Dithers’ answer in this classic SCTV skit.]

[The main course table from my recent holiday potluck with nutritionist friends, clockwise from top left: [out of the photo–Balsamic Glazed Brussels Sprouts]; Southwest Brown Rice Casserole with Beans [white bowl behind cutlery]; Tempeh-Brown Rice Curry […]

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Lighten Up: New Year Musings and Crimson Mousse

So. Are we sick of giveaways yet? 😉

Okay, I guess that the chance to win something you like–especially if it involves food you like–never becomes stale (even if the aforementioned foodstuff does). Still, with 2010 barely upon us, I’ve decided it’s time to give the giveaways a break. I love […]

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Anti-Candida Update: Holiday Edition

I rarely post non-recipe entries these days, but with the holiday carousel already well underway (the HH and I will be attending our first party of the festive season this weekend), I wanted to share some thoughts about the holidays, anti-candida style.

[ACD-Friendly Holiday Nut Roast with Smoky Almond […]

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Baked Blueberry Oatmeal Breakfast Pudding

Although I consider myself a late bloomer in most areas of my life, there’s one event I experienced long before anyone else in my circle of family and friends: the mid-life crisis. In fact, I got mine over with in my early 20s.

I can remember many hours of beer-addled conversation with my […]

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ACD Update: A Return to Sweetness

[Recent ACD-friendly dinner: Gena’s Raw Cream of Zucchini Soup].

It’s now been approximately five months since I began this round of the ACD, and, over this time, I’ve slowly been coming to the realization that, well, it’s not likely to end any time soon.

As I may have mentioned before, […]

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A Reunion and some Reflections

First of all: Wow. I am truly bowled over by the enthusiastic response to the giveaway, and thrilled that so many of you would like my cookbook! Thanks, all, for your entries and your comments. I have been slow in responding to comments, but have read them all and will respond to any questions later […]

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Updates: Diet and Dessert*

* Or, Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad (sorry, Girls)

[Soy-Free, Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free Chocolate Buttercream Frosting from Sweet Freedom]

Okay, let’s get to the dessert first (really, we should all eat a meal that way at least once): I received my cookbook’s (paper) proof in the mail today (the […]

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